saturday 9

Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

1) This is the theme from Frasier, a TV show that ran from 1993 to 2004. Were you a fan? oh yes--I'm still a fan!

2) The show is about a radio advice show host, Dr. Frasier Krane. When you listen to the radio, do you tune in for talk or music? music--fun fact: I was a popular college radio DJ in the 80s and I still have my broadcast license!

3) The theme's composer explained that tossed salad and scrambled eggs are both "mixed up," like the people who called Frasier's radio show. Which did you eat more recently, tossed salad or scrambled eggs? scrambled eggs

4) Peri Gilpin played Roz, Frasier's coworker at the radio station. The actress originally cast was Lisa Kudrow, but the show's producers didn't feel she was "right." Being released from Frasier gave her the opportunity to accept a bigger and better part: Phoebe on Friends. Can you think of a time when a setback was really a blessing in disguise? all of them were

5) Dr. Krane shared his home with Martin, his retired dad. Martin's favorite chair was well-worn recliner, held together in parts with tape. Frasier tried to replace it by giving his father a brand-new, expensive leather chair as a gift. Martin wanted his old recliner back. Tell us about a present you either gave or received that wasn't a hit. I really can't think of anything recent

6) Kelsey Grammer played Dr. Krane on three different series (Cheers, Wings and Frasier) over 20 years. What job have you held the longest? my current teaching job--I'm starting year 22!

7) Before he found success on Cheers, Grammer played bit parts on the daytime dramas Ryan's World and Another World. Have you ever followed a soap opera? in the mid-80s I was a MAJOR fan of Guiding Light and in the 90s it was Days of our Lives (until Marlena became possessed)

8) In addition to work in front of the camera, Grammer has done voice over work on commercials for Dr. Pepper and Cheerios. Are either of those products in your kitchen right now? neither one, although I almost got Honey Nut Cheerios last week

9) Random question: You're invited to a party where dinner is served buffet style. There's spaghetti with tomato sauce, barbecue spare ribs and buffalo wings. When the evening is over, how likely are you to have a food stain on your clothes? not very, I probably wouldn't eat those foods at a buffet


Stacy said...

You were a DJ? How fun! I was really interested in that when I was in 9th grade. I even did a career visit to a radio station. Then I found out how little they made (at the time) compared to other fields that I had some interest in.

Good luck on year 22! I can't believe it's already time for school to start up again. This summer seems to have gone by so fast!

The Gal Herself said...

Do you think you'll ever go back behind the mic? Maybe you could join Bud for a podcast ...

Diana_CT said...

I would have never guested you were a DJ.

Lori said...

That is neat you were a DJ! I always pretended I was a DJ when I was younger.
Have a great school year. We start Monday, but Open House was last night. The kids were all playing together so good already. I hope it is a good year. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


CountryDew said...

A DJ, really? Wow. That is a shocker, truly.

Smellyann said...

22 years teaching, wow! Congratulations - and thank you. :) Very cool about having your broadcast license. Relatedly (I think?) my husband recently got his ham radio license and has been a busy little bee setting everything up.

Me, Myself, and I said...

*jumping up and down* I want a Kwizgiver podcast, please, please, pretty please :)